Call for papers

KEY DATES

Conference Johannesburg: 23 & 24 June 2020
Conference Cape Town: 30 June 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Submission Open 2 December 2019
Submission Close 31 January 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – SUBMISSION

Presentation draft deadline 26 May 2020
Final Presentation deadline 9 June 2020

Who can submit?

Anyone who: is an expert in information or cybersecurity; has practical and relevant experience to share about mitigating the risks of information or cybersecurity; has a product-independent case study to showcase. Please also read the guidelines below before submitting your proposal.

What should your submission look like?

  • Talk Title
  • Short Synopsis
  • 2 -3 take-away benefits for delegates attending
  • Short bio of the presenter
  • Hi-res colour head-and-shoulders photo (min 300 DPI)

Please send your submission to Ros Hinchcliffe, ros@itweb.co.za, before close of business on 31 January 2020.

FOR OUR 2020 EVENT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS AND PANELLISTS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  • Access Control
  • Analytics
  • Anti-Virus
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Business Continuity Management
  • CIIP Solutions
  • Cloud Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Container Security
  • Content Security
  • Crypto Algorithms
  • Cyberbullying & Extortion
  • Data breach (case study)
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Security & Governance
  • DevSecOps
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Encryption Application / Devices
  • Enterprise Security Management
  • Endpoint Detection and Response
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Identity Governance & Administration
  • Incident Response
  • Information Risk Management
  • Internet of Things & Industrial Control Systems
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Malware
  • Managed Security Services
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Security and Management
  • Open Source Software
  • Phishing
  • POPIA & GDPR
  • Supply Chain/Third Party Supplier Security
  • Threat Evolution and Response
  • Threat Intelligence Sharing & Collaboration
  • Threat Modelling
  • User Education and Awareness
  • Virtualisation and Security
  • Vulnerability Management Solutions

CALL FOR PAPERS: GUIDELINES

Please be advised that if you wish to submit a paper for the plenary or the track sessions, sales pitches will not be considered. You are kindly requested to submit a paper which focuses on your chosen topic without referencing your company’s products or solutions (if you are a solution provider). Where possible we would request that you put forward a senior representative who is an industry expert and not a sales or marketing executive. Sales/marketing executives are welcome to submit a presentation proposal for the product/demo area (see below).

End-user speakers are encouraged to focus on case studies and the practical application of the subject rather than theory. If you are a solution provider, we recommend that you invite a client to give a joint presentation with you, as these presentations are popular and will be given preference in terms of position on the programme.

Presentations should be content-rich and content should be up to date and relevant to the target audience. A breakdown of expected job titles and industry sectors can be provided on request.

PRODUCT/DEMO AREA

There is also an option of submitting a product presentation and/or demonstration which will take place either in an ‘auditorium’ which will be part of the exhibition area, or in a separate track. We will still need the name, profile and photo of the speaker and a synopsis of your proposed talk, but for these speaking slots the guidelines around sales pitches do not apply. If you are submitting a paper for this area, please indicate this clearly in your submission.